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KitsKidKitsilanoSince October 9, 200870 Reviews
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3.5 (3.4)
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Elwoods3145 West Broadway Ave., Vancouver
Who knew...
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

Came here with a girl friend on a thursday night late night looking for a bite and a drink.
We sat ourselves but were greeted by both the bartender and the server. Both were super nice and brought out menus as soon as we sat down.
We decided to share wings and a flatbread pizza. I was pretty impressed, I expected something to be slapped together and crappy tasting but both were nicely presented and quite tasty.
Elwoods, The Shack, Fringe Cafe, Coppertank and all those type places on broadway have all upped their game.
Our server that night was incredibly friendly, pleasant and attentive. The value was pretty good, we each had 2 beers and shared the wings and pizza and our bill came to $17 each with tip!
To be honest we went to 3 other places before we thought of Elwoods but were both pleasantly suprised having not eaten there before. Good for drinks and now I know it's also good for food.

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Coppertank Grill3135 West Broadway, Vancouver
Pizza and beer deal is fantastic
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

We've come here for a while now, not often but enough.
3 of us met to watch the hockey game on wednesday night, they had a special that was well worth the price and quite good. $15 for a pizza and a personal pint which is about 2 1/2 beers of your choice. I had the jalapeno/pepperoni pizza, it was delicious, thin crust, not greasy and hot, both in temperature and taste.
There were about 12 pizzas to choose from and about 7 beers. I was very impressed. Most people in the place were there to watch the game, (they had about 9 tv's going) and take advantage of the deal as we saw most of them had pizza and beer. It was full-ish, not like their typical weekend craziness but more tamed - I prefered it on a wednesday.
On the weekend even though it's super busy the service is pretty good,it's always packed and the live music is generally good.
The washroom situation is gross. It's unpleasant but then again, typical of a pub. For a cheap mid week meal wednesdays is a good day to go.

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Regal Beagle2283 W Broadway, Vancouver
Great Brunch, Fantastic new Menu!
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 11:36am [Dine in]

Almost every weekend our gang meets for brunch at the beagle. About a month ago they renovated/updated the place, they also re- did the menu. They've made the menu a lot more interesting and flavourful. They've also put more detail into plate presentation and execution.
So far I've tried the Beagle breakfast, aspargus/portobello benny, capicollo benny and the grilled cheese, all have been delcious and very well priced.
The last time I came here for drinks in the evening was last summer but our brunch streak is going strong still.
The servers are always friendly and fast. They make their own drinks and are pretty quick. The value is awesome, for about 10 bucks you can get the beagle breakfast $4 and a ceaser (drink)$4..
The washroom situation was one that I avoided at all costs, since the reno it's been clean and well maintained.
The decor remains roughly the same, music themed. The music can be a bit too loud but they have no problem turning it down.
Love the new beagle.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Really?
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 11:00am [Dine in]

The meats here are good. Flavorful, interesting and authentically prepared. I find that the times I've been here the portions tend to change, on my last visit I ordered the lamb shank, the meat was great but the sides were blah, soggy and bland.
I've sat on their patio, in the dining room and in their special room the last time. First and last. A group of us were sat (we had a reso) in the special room, there was about 15 people or so, so we took up quite a bit. We sat on these gross cushions that were uncomfortably flat/hard and worn in. I don't mind the idea of sitting on the floor enjoying a meal but as we were waiting for our drinks I noticed that the cutlery was dirty and that there was rice mashed into the pillows and my foot was next to a chicken bone under the table. It was disgusting to say the least. I asked the server for a napkin as I was just going to pick it up and ask her to take it away, not only did it take forver for her to bring a napkin when I asked her to take the wrapped pre-eaten bone she looked at me like I was grossing her out - I told her that it was underneath my table when I sat there - they obviosuly they don't clean after each sitting, resetting a table isn't enough in that type of seating arrangment.
Anyhow, after that I started to get poor service on purpose I think, it took forver to get her to come by - albiet there was a large group but she would only do one thing at a time per person as opposed to going around and being more efficient.
Like I said the food is good, but not great. The service is hit or miss in my opinion and the value is okay, it depends on how much you get on that day. As for ambiance I don't know about most people but I took a quick look at the surroundings and it was unclean, old and uncomfortable, especially when your experience revovles around you sitting on pillows on the floor in a room with a bunch of people with your shoes off - you'd think they'd want to keep things as clean as possible. I wish this place had a nice little shop where they do take out. Instead they have a novelty restaurant that offers a mediocre experience in more ways that one.

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Metro Restaurant & Lounge200 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Great For After Work Crowd
Submitted Monday, March 30, 2009 - 11:05am [Dine in]

Came here over the wknd for drinks and a few appies with friends/co-workers. We had a table in the lounge accomodating our always changing group.
The food was okay, some good some bad, the satays were nice as were the crab cakes, the deep fried bread was bad as were the deep fried potato balls. There was a bunch of other stuff but those stuck out the most.
Overall the ambiance was the most appealing thing, lots of people, lots of chatter, music.. a good time overall. It was definalty for the after work crowd on a friday night - which is what we were looking for.
For being super busy our service was lovely- attentive and on top of topping off our wine or clearing plates. After we ate I noticed that my skirt had lint all over it from the white linen napkin - I asked if they had a lint roller and they did - they brought it out right away too. Im assuming this happens a lot, I'm glad that they had one - it could have been a bad situation if they hadn't.
Great time, nice wine, decent food. I'll be back for drinks for sure.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Good Pizzas
Submitted Monday, March 30, 2009 - 10:52am [Dine in]

Came here doing our wine festival break.. we usually come here for lunch if in the area. I've only ever eaten their pizza's here, there was 8 of us and we got one of each pizza to share. My favorites were the duck and the mushroom. The seafood pizza was my least favorite as it was a bit too soggy due to all the seafood weight and also the vegaterian - it was a bit too rich since it had sweet potato and regular pots on it too. The value was great, we all had enough to eat and the pizzas range from $9-$16 or so. The pizzas are thin crust and cooked in a clay oven.
I'm not sure I'd ever go here to eat anything else on their menu; typical - nothing really jumps out.
We always manage to have a seat next to a window, the room is open and has an amazing view no matter where you sit from but having a table up against the windows is a treat since you don't have to look past anyones head. I'll definatley be back, the service is fairly quick and the pizzas are pretty good. For a quick lunch its great.

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Scoozi's445 Howe Street, Vancouver
What the what?
Submitted Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:34pm [Dine in]

Came here for early lunch this week with a friend. Were sat along the wall by a server and about a min later the owner came and said "Hey you can't sit there where am I supposed to put my party of 10?"... ummm I have no idea - we ended up staying seated as the server calmed him down. The room is a mish mash of personal momentos of the family, cans of tomatoes, chickpeas, and other canned goods, live plants everywhere; we sat surrounded by pictures but as we were looking around we noticed grease everywhere.. on the walls on the bench, dusty cans... I wish we never noticed but the sun hit the grease just right for us to see. Anyhow, it was worn in to say the least. We had a coffee each, shared a cinammon roll, i had the breakfast and he had the benny. Now I'm not one to complain about price but for $39 bucks for the food we recieved I was blown away. It. was. awful. My eggs were bland and luke warm, the sausage were the cheapy ones you can buy at safeway... and not to say that those arent good but these were... they looked like they had been poached in butter, grey, soggy, gross. We each had to put a ton of franks and ketchup in order to enjoy what we had, but we didn't bother finishing. What I did notice was how much the place filled up as we sat there. whatever the deal was I don't care to find out, once was enough, it was like the more we thought about it the more I could feel the grease on my palate and the neastious feeling.
Our service was okay, the lovely lady came from the kitchen dropped off our food, she asked if we needed anything and retreated back, super nice. As for the regular servers; they were okay, didn't say much and that was okay with us, no one came to take out plates away and I guess they hired a new girl because the senior server told her in a rude way to hurry or go do this or get with it.
We paid for our meal and left, both still hungry and feeling sick. I came hungry and left naustious, Thanks Scoozi's!

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Mon Bella1809 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
Maybe next time...
Submitted Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

A group of 5 of us came here on a friday evening to unwind after work. We were sat right away with the restaurant being 70% full.
We all ordered drinks; wine, beer and one ordering some raspberry cocktail. The cocktail was bad, way too sweet, not properlly muddled and hard to drink since the huge chuncks of fruit were getting stuck in the straw, it also took 15 mins for us to get our drinks. The gave us water to hold us over. Once they came everything was fine.
Our server was nice but seemed to be really busy and frazzeled. She would only know half of what each feature was.. "we have oysters tonight".. "oh what kind"... "ummm ill go check"... this happened with a few questions regarding the menu.
Overall the food was okay. I shared an antipasi platter with a friend, each choice was $4 from blackboard, it was quite nice but they didn't have a few of the choices they advertised. Another friend had the prix fix at $20, for that price I didn't expect much but was hopeful.. she didn't get much either.. her courses took forverrrrrrrrr... like 40 mins in between each course. She had some sort of consomme with noodles, a trout offering as her main - bland and over cooked and to finish was an eclair that was hard as a rock and the whipped cream was obviuosly old as it had the beginnings of a skin forming.. we all picked at what we could - we all agreed it was bad. So in terms of value it wasn't there since all 3 courses were not good.
Another friend had the risotto which he liked but added a ton of pepper to it. Again the charcuterie plate was nice and plentiful.
Overall the place is okay, the managers and servers seem to be running around all over the place trying to catch up and everyone seems semi forgetfull. I certainly hope that this place gets their act together , it has potentional but as like all the former restaurants that have occupied that same spot it may have the same demise. I will be back, I would love to see this place do well.. small fixable issues will allow this place to thrive. maybe next time...

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
Lovely Lunch
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:18pm [Dine in]

A client brought me here for lunch this week before he had to catch a flight; we had about 35 mins to eat.
We were sat right away and I mentioned to our server Natalie that we were on a time crunch. She let us know of the features and gave us a few mins to look over the menu. We each had a first course; I had the tomato and gin soup- delicious(one of my favorites) and he had the escargot - he said it was good but lacked flavour; mind you he is from south eastern france and escargot is something that he frequently eats, I thought it was good; take my word. For our main I had the steak tartar and he had the scallop and asparagus plate. Both were very good, scallops done perfectly, my steak tartar was flavourful, well seasoned. Before we ordered Natalie brought out a duck confit tart for us to start with and also bread and pomme frittes throughout our meal. The portion of my tartar was more than plentiful, I ate only half - for those of you who enjoy tartar i'd recommend it.
The service was lovely.Attentive, prompt and detailed, casual but organized. We sat next to a window with natural light lighting our table and surrounded by several bouquets. Having been here for dinner I would say that the lunch is my favorite so far. With a bottle of wine, pellegrino, 2 entrees and 2 starters; the value was fantastic, (around $130 exclu. tip). By the time our 35 mins came up we had finished both courses and were ready for the bill, prefect timing thanks to the kitchen and our server.
I will definalty be back, the staff is great and the food is delicious.

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Characters Taverna3132 West Broadway, Vancouver
*crickets sounds*
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

We've walked by this place many times and always noticed it being either dead or with one other table seated.
Over the wknd we decided to stop in and try it out.
The restaurant is very bare. It reminded my of a cafeteria almost or like a food court. Along one wall is all booths and along another wall is a server station with a tub of costco sized ketchup and mustard with pump, sugars, spoons, napkins etc. It was odd but I didn't think too much of it.
We were seated and greeted by the owner, Jamie. He was very pleasant and friendly. He asked us how we heard about his restaurant and asked if we'd been to the Davie location.
When seated there was only 1 table of 2 ladies, they looked unimpressed.
Anyhow we ordered off their very diverse menu. A ton of greek dishes, indian dishes, burgers, vegeterian stuff, etc etc.
I had the lamb masala and my husband had the chicken sizzler... both from sepereate parts of the menu but once the food was brought out.. it was the EXACT same thing, same sauce, same veggies the only difference was the meat. It was really odd to say the least. One of the cooks brought out our food - I asked if there was rice coming aswell since I didn't read it on the menu - he said no so I ordered some anyways.
Overall since the food was seriously the exact same thing we were kind of annoyed, did we not notice? or did Jamie take our order wrong? did we say it wrong? we couldn't figure it out. We also didn't bother asking since we knew we wouldn't be back.
The food was okay. Some of the rice was crunchy. My husband ordered a greek salad to start and it had huge junks of onion and was seasoned with curry rather than traditional greek spices.
Jamie was very talkative thoughout our meal, we asked to have the food taken away but he packed it for us instead. He also gave us 2 samosas to take home saying they were the best in town. (On our walk home the sweet packing job he did of our food exploded all in the bag and eventually onto the hubs' pants).
Overall it was a lack luster dining experience. The room is clean but very bare, the tables had jam/peanut butter on them from brunch still; we ate at 630pm. Little things like that that made me think that they just opened their doors hoping that having a ton of food was a wicked idea and unfortunalty isn't working.
I will not be back unfortunatley. I am always willing to support smaller restaurants but Character's I have a feeling won't be there for long. Sorry Jamie.

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Cascade Room, The2616 Main Street, Vancouver
I've had my mussel quota for the next 6 months
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:29am [Dine in]

Came here over the wknd with a large group to celebrate a friends bday. We sat at the back of the restarant close to the kitchen and bathrooms.
Overall we had a great time. Our server was super nice, organized and quick with bringing out drinks etc. I appreciated having all our bills seperated and her ability to remember practically everything everyone was drinking, she was great.
From what I saw everyone like their food. I ordered the seafood stew; it tasted very much like a chowder, which was delicious. It had a variety of seafood and was accompanied by a baguette for dipping into the broth. My husband and a friend each ordered the mussels that came with a fried flat bread. I really liked their mussels over my stew, their broth was somewhat spicy and tomato based; mine was light/thin and cream based. Anyhow the mussels were a HUGE variety so sometimes you'd get a big daddy of a shell, but there was a perfect size for one seafood lover or great to share.
To start we ordered the polenta fries, they were good, the curry mayo definatley added flavour to the somewhat bland polenta. I don't think I'd order them again, they were light but were super filling so much so that I only finished half my stew and I only had 2 and a half. fries. The portion was huge, myself and 3 guys all had a few but we didn't finish the dish. Lots of people were trying the house cocktails, we stuck to wine which was fairly priced.
After dinner we all mingled and were swapping seats catching up with all sorts of friends that were there, our server still knew who had what etc.
Also, they had the tv's playing to hockey game but with no sound, that was more than okay with the people that wanted to watch, once the game was over they threw on some music again.
I'd go back.

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Lion's Pub888 West Cordova St., Vancouver
so slow
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:59am [Dine in]

Came here for lunch during work. A group of us sat together from 2 different firms and patiently waited for our server. We waited about 15 mins for her to come by; she seemed frazzeled but was friendly.
After waiting we figured that we'd get both our food and drink order in, it took another 10 mins for our drinks. Overall the service was really slow. A few people got up and went to the bar to get their own drink.
The food was okay, it was my first time eating there. I had the salmon burger with a salad - my fish was over done and the bun was oily. The salad was nice, the dressing was tasty.
Other's had sandwhiches and wings and fish/chips - it all was generic pub food - the fries were doughy and soft.
It's a typical pub with average food and slow service. I noticed that a lot of tables were empty but have no been cleaned yet, by the time we left they were still dirty. When we got our food they had to grab ketchup from the neighbouring table - she never brought it.
I'm sure we'll be back for drinks... eventually - I'll skip the meal.
We'll be back for drinks I'm sure.... eventually.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Pretty Good kind of slow-ish
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 11:24am [Dine in]

I came here with my parents last night; we were seated right away, there were 3 other parties ahead of us and all guests were sat right after one another. The hostess put us at table on the right hand side of the restaurant- I find the booths/benches more private and comfortable but they were all full - it was about 730pm.
We decided on the AYCE menu, I've come here before with my husband and friends but usually for lunch, I found it decently priced (sorta- compared to other ayce) but plentiful. We ordered a variety of rolls, udon, sashima etc etc.
The service was good, she forgot my dad's motoyaki but that's pretty much it. Other than that we always had our tea, water and wine topped off and always had the table cleared of unesseccary plates. One of the reasons I like this place is because they bring out the food in batches; the allow you to eat, have it cleared and then bring more, maybe not on purpose but I've found that everytime I've gone there it's been pretty well balanced throughout the meal; yesterday mind you was a bit too staggered as we were left with no food for a good 3-5 mins but by the time you really notice your food comes out shortly after. My dad wasn't a huge fan of the waiting but he managed.
Overall the food was great, I really like the Beef Udon, garlic mussels, chicken Karrage. We ordered oysters on the half shell; good but not great. I always forget that the sashimi is quite small; about the size of a girls pinky finger; it's more like a stick of sashimi, again good but not great.
I definalty will be back, I've always enjoyed their AYCE menu, the restaurant is very clean and all the servers are very helpful when you need clarification on what something is.
I find their Lunch Menu is much better in terms of value if you don't need all the added dinner items, much cheaper and you get a decent variety.
(It's good in the summer time on their rooftop patio)

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Legendary Noodle1074 Denman Street, Vancouver
It was okay - won't go back
Submitted Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

Came here mid week for lunch. We both had the Beef Broth Noodle bowl I had the thin noodle and he had the flat.
The broth was flavouful and hot, I liked the spinach and brocolli in the soup along with the fresh coriander and basil. My thin noodles tasted fresh and they gave a good amount, not too much.
To drink we both had the house tea; it looked good and at first sip was hot and aromatic with floating a floating nut, dyhedrated cranberries and cherries in it but was really sweet as it steeped in the glass, it became almost like a juice as it cooled down and not a good way; I drank half.
The service was okay; I asked what Jaio Zi were and her answer was "it's Jaio Zi" after asking again she let me know they were dumplings. The soups came out about 3 mins apart so that was also kind of annoying but no biggie. One thing that I didn't like where the chopsticks; because they were plastic and smooth there was nothing for the noodles to grip to so they would slide right off, instead of having a bit of a squared off edge they were round so it was slow eating the noodles.
The room was dark and quiet, there were 3 other tables indcluding us. My business partner wasn't too impressed either with it; we both thought the soup was good but nothing to come back for.
Another thing we didn't like was the chilli oil on the table; it was the most mild and flavourless 'hot sauce' ever, we each put the oil and the crushed chillis that sit in the dish and still nothing, now that I think about it the broth was pretty bland I had to put pepper in it.
Overall okay; I'd rather have pho if I'm going to go for some broth/meat/noodle soup. Good to check out but probably won't go back; nice to try though, wierd entrance btw.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge1225 Johnston Road, White Rock
A Great Glass of Wine
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 3:21pm [Dine in]

Went to visit a friend who lives in the area, came here and sat at the bar, shared a bottle of wine recommened by the bartender, the EDGE cabernet, really cool bottle and a great price. The recommendation was perfect; a big bold cab that was lovely to sip but looked like it would be just as good with any of their steaks. Didn't have any food but will be happy to go back.
The service is great; relaxed and detailed.

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Kerkis Greek Taverna3605 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Good Greek Food in the Neighborhood
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

This place is very close to us and we have dined in and have had take out many times. The prices are fair but they charge you for little things like extra tzatziki dip $1, no big deal but still. Anyhow, the last time we came here was for an early dinner. We had a beef souvlaki dinner and the dolmathes dinner. The vegetables and rice are by far the best. They give a nice medley of perfectly cooked veggies and the rice is not greasy, perfectly seasoned and very flavourful.
I've never been when it's been a full house; it's usually anywhere between 5-10 tables.
The service is okay, usually really slow, the servers are really nice but can be forgetful or uninterested. One time we ordered a feta and olive appy; it never came but we were charged for it; it was taken off the bill but there was no attention to detail, she definaltey wasn't trying to pull one over but it she should have looked over to ensure it was right; for her and for us.
The room is big, fresh flowers and everytable, plants everywhere; typical greek decore but above average; it has more 'style'.
I will definalty be back, they have great daily specials and a wide variety of entrees and appy's.

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Dunbar, The4497 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
We liked it
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

We've been to the Dunbar a few times, we went to watch the hockey game; they have several TV's and the sound on. Before the game starts a server goes around asking everyone to pick a puck that has a Canuck written on it - if the player scores you win a free drink, it made for a fun time while watching the game.
The food is pretty good I found, smaller menu with the usual Burgers, wings, appy's type fare. I had the Beef burger with fries which was pretty good, the patty was thin and bland but it tasted like a burger; their fries are good. Other at out table had poutine, cajun chicken burgers, clubhouse and salad. They each enjoyed their meals aswell.
The service is decent, they get fairly busy but come around often enough.
The place is dark but lots of natural lighting coming in. They have a big heated patio and booths. They have 2 single washrooms, one for guys and one for girls only - I really like that - I having unisex bathrooms, especially in smaller pubs. Anyhow, we had a good time watching the game, it depends on where you sit but they have decent food and fairly priced drinks.
The one thing I did notice is that they are usually out of something - this time it was the tuna burger but there's more to choose from.
Overall a decent place.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Who knew!
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

We were looking for a place to grab some oysters on a sunny afternoon, other oyster bars were either closed for the afternoon or full. My girl friend figured the boathouse would have some - I was a bit hesitant since the boathouse wasn't my first choice but was I ever surprised!
As soon as you walk in there is a big sign telling you of their 3-6pm Happy Hour in the bar. At the very top was "Buck a Shuck" and literally each oyster variety was $1! They also had a few skewers and other seafood type pub food; it was awesome! Their oysters of the day were Kusshi, Royal Miyagi and Malpec - so it was great that we had variety and not just some generic oyster from bc.
Between the two of us girls we had 24 oysters and 2 beef satay plates and a few cesars. When we walked through the door we asked the hostess about the appy hour deal, since we were all about the oyster deal she asked us if we wanted to sit on the patio; the annoying part was the the deal only applied in the bar so she obviously didn't put two and two together offering us the patio. She sat us upstairs, we were greeted by a server and were told that we had to go back downstairs, that was a little annoying but no big deal.
The service was good, we had the bartender who was tending tables and doing the bar thing; so it was a bit slow; we had to grab his attention when we wanted to order but he didn't seem to mind, neither did we.
I will be back for sure and was really happy and surprised that the boathouse was offering something like this. Who knew!

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Maji1175 Johnson Street, 360, Coquitlam
wow
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

I've read so many great reviews and happened to be in the area for lunch on friday afternoon and decided to take an associate out to check out all the hype.
What a great place. We were greeted by a very sweet server and given menus and offered tea right away. Before we even decided what to eat she brought us a complimentary salad; which had one of the best vinegrettes I've had in a long time.
We ordered the seaworld treasure roll, the hatake roll, the volcano roll and another roll that had crispy panko breading spirinkled over it - I want to say caterpiller roll? - We thouroughly enjoyed all the rolls and were very impressed with the presentation. We were slightly disappointed with the treasure roll as it was basically at jazzed up california roll with a mango drizzle sauce albiet very good but not quite what we expected. Throughout our meal our teas were topped up and we were brought a total of 6 complimentary one bite appy's excluding the salad - we were so blown away by that and were impressed with the care, detail and overall great flavour.
We sat in a very comfortable booth in the mid afternoon, the restaurant had only 1 other patron but I'm sure it gets busy on wknds and at night.
At the end of our meal we were offered their "restaurant book' which was filled with comments by previous diners; we wrote a quick thank you and went on our way; on our way out both the sushi chef and the server thanked us again and welcomed us to come back.
I was really happy that I was able to find a place like that in the area and super stoked that the reviews I've read were all bang on. I would definalty recommend Maji and will return.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great Value for AYCE
Submitted Monday, February 9, 2009 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

The standard all you can eat place, one of my favorites and more contistant I find. We had a reso for 530 pm on saturday night and by 615pm the place was packed.
I also notice that the rolls may be prerolled but they are always fresh tasting and the perfect temperature. The dinner menu has fantastic value for the price. Variety of a la carte dishes, rolls and sashimi, the main event is always the Korean BBQ which is just fantastic.
As far as food this time was absolutley delcious, the sashimi was great as were all the rolls we had. For 6 of us we definalty got ur moneys worth. For the BBQ we ordered shrimp, lamb chops, beef ribs and chicken. Mid grilling we asked to change the grill for a clean one and it was no problem at all. There is also a self serve salad bar that some people tried - they said it was okay. I avoided it.
The space is big and offers a variety of seating. The washrooms are typical for the type of place, clean enough.
Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service was good. They definalty don't ask "how was everything" or the other typical server questions, I appreciate it though, all you need is right in front of you, they come around often enough with either food or to pick up plates so you can use that as the opportunity to get more tea, water, wasabi or whatever else. So to say that the service is horrible is inaccurate - there is no service really they drop off food and then leave. What more do you want.
Again, overall a great place for ayce and bbq and one of the better places in the city where you can stuff your face full of generic japanese food.

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